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An interesting analogy from Terry M. Neal of the Wash Post, who is leaving the web side of his paper for the print side:

If journalism were Congress, the Internet would be the House, the newspaper the Senate. The former is faster, younger, less stodgy, less arrogant and less beholden to tradition. The former is slower, more deliberative, older, perhaps a bit wiser, less emotional, and resistant to the fads, whims and follies of the masses — as James Madison put it, “a necessary fence against…fickleness and passion” of the lower chamber, or in this case, of the Internet and blogosphere.

I’m not saying I agree with Neal, just that I find his comparison interesting.